Common Sense

PERHAPS the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. -Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Common Sense, 1776

Friday, August 18, 2006

Faces of Terror - - -

According to The Six Faces of the Terrorist , these are the facial expressions all those security screeners at airports -- and eventually bus stations, train stations, and, who knows, eventually, perhaps, on every street corner (AND all those street-cams cities are installing all around the country) are looking for:
And below are the normal faces of folks about to face the security screeners - - -
P.S. Of course, when it comes to all those street-cams, well, they don't work very well:
Surveillance cameras like those authorized by the D.C. Council for police investigations and now being put in place have shown limited success in decreasing violent crime in other cities. + Baltimore, for example, set up about 80 cameras in May 2005 in high-crime neighborhoods. Volunteers and retired law-enforcement personnel monitor the images in real time, but the cameras have not helped put criminals behind bars. + "Generally, the State's Attorney's Office has not found them to be a useful tool to prosecutors," office spokeswoman Margaret Burns said. Spy cameras fail to focus on street crime, Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, August 13, 2006


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